UNK@The World Spring Movie Line-up

(Submitted by Dr. Michelle Warren, University of Nebraska Kearney)


UNK@The World presents the 6th year (!) of international film at the World. We will show the following three movies at the World on the dates listed below, based on the topic of “cross-national” or “trans-cultural” (to deal with a minority population among a “majority”)

One of the special features this year is a special guest visit by Dr. Moisés Park, of Baylor University, to facilitate the discussion of and viewing of our second film, Kiltro. Dr. Park specializes in portrayal of Asians in Latin American film and will speak to this, as well as share some of his poetry and personal experiences.

Please mark your calendars and syllabi for the following, and encourage student attendance:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:30
He Even Has Your Eyes (France, 2017) A black couple living in France adopts a baby who happens to be blonde/blue eyes. The movie is comical yet serious in that it captures the reactions of others who assume the black couple could not possibly be the “true” parents.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:30
Kiltro (Chile, 2006) Chilean brawler and stuntman Marko Zaror marks his emergence onto the international action scene with this fast-paced martial arts film about the leader of a small Chilean street gang who finds redemption by standing up for the people he loves most. (Dr. Park visiting to help discuss/introduce film and present also on campus, time TBA, public welcome to all events)

Friday-Saturday (7:30 pm) Sunday (2 pm) April 5-6-7
Roma (México, 2018) The demise of an upper middle class Mexican family seen through the eyes of an indigenous domestic worker. This film is directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men) and is nominated for several Golden Globe awards and short listed for many Oscars.